Hurricane Warnings Issued for Parts of Four States
After swiping South Florida, Isaac poses a dangerous threat for the northern Gulf Coast.
After hitting Florida Keys with strong winds and rain on Sunday, Tropical Storm Isaac is now moving towards New Orleans.
It was reported that Tropical Storm Isaac had killed eight people in Haiti including three children and three people were missing in the Dominican Republic.
A seagull stands next to a downed tree in a marina parking lot as Tropical Storm Isaac begins to move ashore in Marathon, Florida. Tropical Storm Isaac swirled toward Louisiana, prompting US Gulf Coast states to issue states of emergency seven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. (AFP Photo/Marc Serota)
A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac gained fresh muscle Sunday as it bore down on the Florida Keys, with forecasters warning it could grow into a dangerous Category 2 hurricane as it nears the northern Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Isaac is forecast to become a hurricane by either late Monday or Tuesday and then strengthen to a Category 2 Hurricane.
A hurricane warning was issued for the Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, including New Orleans.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in an advisory that it might reach New Orleans and the the Gulf Coast on or near the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
I was in Chicago when Hurricane Katrina lashed New Orleans on August 29, 2005 but I cannot really remember the details because I was only 2 years old at that time.
Hurricane Katrina killed more than 1,800 people and causing billions of dollars of damage to the Gulf Coast.
A cyclist rides his bike in Key West, Fla., Sunday, Aug. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)